The J/70 Cup 2024 is ready to rock in Cala Galera

Cala Galera – Ready to debut next Friday in Cala Galera, the J/70 Cup 2024 is already setting a record: never, in fact, in previous editions, had the opening event, always among the most awaited by competitors, had recorded numbers of such importance. The J/70 Italian Class, organizer of the event which in Tuscany will find the logistical support of the Argentario Nautical and Sailing Club, has in fact collected fifty-four registrations. A fact that celebrates in the best possible way the beginning of the eleventh year of activity of the Italian association, today led by Federico Siragna, who since its foundation has been among the reference partners for the J/70 International Class on the occasion of the organization of international main events.

Numbers certainly facilitated by the imminence of the J/70 European Championship, scheduled on the same regatta field towards the end of May, but which confirm the J/70 as the only “pop” one-design, according to the proper meaning of the term, launched during the last years.

When there are so many moving, arriving from as many as fifteen Nations, it is obvious to include the presence of all the prestigious names and the crews destined to frequent the top parts of the J/70 Cup ranking, conquered last year by Notaro Team. Luca Domenici’s crew, which will have Diego Negri in the cockpit, inaugurated the entry list by signing up first, followed among others by Sofia Giondi’s Wanderlust, winner of the Italian 2023 in Lerici, by Alessandro Molla’s Viva, winner of the J /70 Cup 2022, and by Luis Albert’s Patakin, winner at the Argentario in 2023. And then again by Gianfranco Noè’s White Hawk, reigning champion of the J/70 Corinthian World Cup, by Mauro Roversi’s J-Curve, again between the “top players” of the class, from the fast Spaniards of Marnatura, led by Luis Bugallo, from g-Spottino of Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio and from the three-time European champion Claudia Rossi, returning with her Petite Terrible Sailing Team powered by Adria Ferries.

The format of the event does not change, which will see each stage spread over three days of racing and a maximum of eight races, with the first warning set for Friday at 1pm and awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday. In addition to the overall ranking, useful for assigning the J/70 Cup 2024, awards will be given to the best teams Corinthian (no professional on board), One-Pro (only one professional on board), Mixed-Plus (crew with no more than two males on board) and Young Crew (all Under 25 crew).

The appointment is therefore set in Cala Galera starting from 1pm on Friday 26 April with the first crossings of the J/70 Cup 2024.

The 2024 J/70 Italian Class season is supported by Lincoln International, Gottifredi Maffioli, Garmin, Vela Mania, Zhik, UtilGraph, Gin Vento, Cantine Tinazzi and OneOcean Foundation.v